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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (7,730 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kevin Henkes Narrator: Joan Allen Publisher: Weston Woods Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2015 ISBN: 9780545521482
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What a night! The moon is full. Kitten is hungry, and inquisitive, and brave, and fast, and persistent, and unlucky … then lucky! What a night!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth Lan | 2/16/2014

    " Kitten thinks she sees a bowl of milk in the sky, but it's really just the moon. Nonetheless, she goes on a mission to find that bowl of milk. Eventually she goes home in defeat only to find a bowl waiting for her on the porch. The black and white images are playful as well as emotional. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joy | 2/12/2014

    " Read this in grad school, and have used it frequently in storytimes ever since. A nice way to engage listeners to have them help you find all the circles and ovals in the drawings, since they're definitely a repeated motif. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shelley Barnow | 2/9/2014

    " Another nearly perfect Kevin Henkes picture book. (And I don't even like cats that much!) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shellee | 2/4/2014

    " Adorable story. Black and white illustrations. A small kitten is surprised to learn that it's first full moon is not the bowl of yummy milk she thinks it is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathryn | 1/19/2014

    " I'm a sucker for a little kitten. This one was adorable and had so much to learn! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel Gregory | 1/16/2014

    " This is a beautiful story. A great read for younger grades. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily Graham | 12/19/2013

    " This book was adorable! And my favorite thing about it is that the illustrations are all black and white but the story is still there. And the pictures are precious. I think kids will really enjoy this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian Cave | 12/16/2013

    " This book was one of the best illustrated books I have ever seen. It has a great story of a kitten, and how he just can't help but unintentionally chase the moon. The moon will have him doing some pretty funny things, but he will get his bowl of milk in the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tara Mensing | 12/11/2013

    " Won the Caldecott illustration award, it's a black and white book but doesn't need the color! Cute story about a curious kitten who discovers to learn. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather Mize | 12/1/2013

    " The premise of the story is cute, the kitten thinks the moon is a bowl of milk. Overall, it's cute. I don't think it's the cutest illustrations so I'm suprised at the Caldecott Medal for this book. But, it's a sweet story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emma | 11/30/2013

    " Beautiful illustrations and a really cute story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Horace Mann Family Reading Challenge | 11/4/2013

    " A kitten thinks the moon is milk and he follows it around. O.P. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenna Call | 6/25/2013

    " Cute and simple story about a kitten who mistakes the full moon for a big bowl of milk. I like the simple black and white pictures in this book and the story was very charming. Kevin Henkes is one of my favorites. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nojood Alsudairi | 5/20/2013

    " A moon or a ball of milk? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 12/26/2012

    " This book has repeated lines and motif of the moon throughout. It is a great book for a picture walk. Cute for kindergartners. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lia | 10/29/2012

    " Piccolina loves this book and its currently the bedtime story favorite. Age: 2y2m "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scarlet | 4/26/2012

    " very cute book about the life of a kitten on his first full moon and the journey that he takes to find the moon that he thinks is a thing of cheese. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anthony | 3/14/2012

    " I thought this book was great. They kept the story simple and the illustrations complemented the story nicely. I found the illustrations where the kitten was wide-eyed to be very humorous. I was also glad that the kitten's persistence paid off at the end of the story. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Josiah | 2/28/2012

    " I would give this book one and a half stars. The illustrations by Kevin Henkes are beautifully done, and beginning readers will laugh at the story of the title kitten trying to reach the giant saucer of milk that is the moon. "

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About the Author
Author Kevin Henkes

Kevin Henkes is the author and illustrator of many books for children of all ages, including Lilly’s Purple Plastic PurseChrysanthemum, and Wemberly Worried. He was awarded the Caldecott Medal for Kitten’s First Full Moon, a Caldecott Honor for Owen, and a Newbery Honor for Olive’s Ocean. He lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin.

About the Narrator

Joan Allen has worked in theater, television, and film during her early career and achieved recognition for her Broadway debut in Burn This, winning a Tony Award. She has received three Academy Award nominations, including two for Best Supporting Actress for Nixon and The Crucible and one for Best Actress for The Contender. Her other films include The Ice Storm, Face/Off, Pleasantville, The Notebook, and The Bourne Ultimatum.